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Author Topic: An Unwanted Escort (Romance, Adventure, Fantasy, first reply from wanted thread)  (Read 879 times)

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Offline GlompNinjaTopic starter

Night has just begun to fall in Hulery Forest and with it a heavy fog, obscuring the pathways and distorting the forest into a dark, mysterious, forbidding maze of trees. Mist smiled to himself, hiding away from the welltrodden path upon which the carriage containing his target and her retinue of guards were slowly traversing. To him these conditions where ideal but to them...

He waited until they had passed before passing through the mist like a vengeful wraith to quickly slay the unprepared rear guard, silently slicing their throats with the sharp blade of his kukri. As he killed the second and ran swiftly back into the concealing cover of the trees and fog, the guard's shortsword dropped to the stony paths with a loud clatter. While he was safe for the moment, it was loud enough that no doubt it would put them on alert...he cursed under his breath, slowly stalking them from behind...

Offline LimitlessNikkie

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The clattering of a fallen sword had the group stopping to investigate. Annoyance flitted through me I just wanted to get home to have dinner and relax instead we were stopping because the guards had become increasingly jumpy as night has fallen.

I opened the door to the carrage inpatient and unable to wait any longer but the sight of the body behind us where most of my guards were gathered looking at him set me back in my seat feeling uneasy and a bit scared.

Offline Gwindolyn

She sits with her lady.  Tending to her.  The lady is fidgeting and restless.  They all just wanted home.  The woods at night were not a comforting path.  Still, a necessary if they were to reach home.  She tried to still the annoyed lady, but she insisted and looked out the window.  As she sat back, the lady's face was white as snow.  Serena quickly fussed and prompted with questions, but the lady's mouth did not open.  She spoke not.  Serena quickly wrapped her arms about the lady in hopes of comforting her.  She coo'd softly to the lady about how the guards would protect them and the horses were swift and how we would reach home soon enough.

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"I know Serena," I say pulling away lightly "no need to coddle me like a child, I'm well aware the guards can defend us from a few ruffians or cut throats." But even as I said the words I was cold with fear. Pointlessly I pulled my cloak around my sholders. "Besides we should be home within the hour." I said with false hope, twisting my fingers in my lap.

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Serena pulls her own cape off and puts it around the Lady.  She pretends to believe her Lady.  She looks around to see if she can see the guards moving about.  She taps the carriage roof to see if she can hurry them along.

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I sigh lightly, fear fading under the assault of exhaustion. I used the extra cloak as a pillow and closed my eyes hoping to make everything else disappear and that maybe I would actually drift off. "Serena tell them to hurry up." i said quietly my eyes closed.

Offline GlompNinjaTopic starter

The guards were looking at the corpse...hmm he hadn't planned for this but it seemed fortune smiled upon him tonight. He could easily take the carriage but...the guards could cause problems if he let them escape. He sighed pulling a throwing dagger from his belt and sent it arcing through the air, to embed itself in the guard captains back as he ran to the carriage and jerked the door open before pointing his kukri at the inhabitants.

"Good evening ladies, my name is Mist and it is my very good pleasure to make your acquaintance, now if you could be so good as to cooperate with me, this will all be much easier on everyone involved..." he said as he stood with the moon at his back illuminating the large blue coat he wore over his black shirt and long pants. He had an athletic build and an enigmatic smile beneath dark brown eyes. His black hair was visibly cropped short as he wore no headware, his pants bound with a belt upon which various weapons hung, just visible behind the open front of his coat...

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"good evening..." I said idiotically intincts told me to scream but if he was poking into the carrage my guards weren't coming to the rescue. Fear sharpened my mindand I frantically tried to think of a way out of here but it was to no avail the weapons on the mans belt ensured he could take bother serena and I down. "Let Serena go please." I pleaded panic soaking into my voice as I spoke.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2010, 07:19:52 PM by LimitlessNikkie »

Offline Gwindolyn

Serena jumps as the man opens the carriage.  She had not peaked out to see what the problem was and so was unprepared for a strange man entering the space.  She screams with the startle, but settles quickly with the calm of her Lady.  The man's smile is oddly entrancing, but she hears her lady plead for her release.  She understands the job her Lady requests of her.  So she begins to memorize the man's face and check his weapons.  She also begins to watch to see what else she may learn to tell those who can rescue her lady.  She knows there is nothing she can do but get them killed if she does not behave.  She nods to the man to assure him that letting her go would be a good idea.  A silly smile on her face that she does not even realize is there.

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"please, she's worth nothing as ransom, I'll go with you quietly if you let her go." I said pleading hoping Serena would go strait to my father and tell him everything, hoping the man would let her go so I might have a change to get away since I knew unless I had a chance to run I'd never get away from him.

Offline GlompNinjaTopic starter

"I'll grant your request...know this though...Serena...if I should be pursued because of your loose tongue I'll be back to cut it out" he responded staring at the servant girl and standing just far enough aside the door for her to exit.

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I tried to be calm and at ease but I still gasped when he talked of cutting her tongue out but summoning a small shaky smile I squeezed Serena's hand and tried to tell her how important this was with my eyes while at the same time convince her and myself everything would be OK.

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Serena's eyes grow wide and she nods.  Her coyness lost with the idea of losing her tongue.  She swallows hard and then brings a smile back to her face.  Use to serving and smiling when a smile is the last desire in the world, she manages to keep her face looking natural and unnerved.  The hand that her Lady squeezed would betray her as she squeezed back a bit too tight.  "I understand, Sir."  Her words were easy and soft, she even lowers her eyes as a show of obedience.  "My tongue shall be lost to me should it wag loosely."  She plays with his words a little as a show of courage and ease that was not in her heart.  She isn't sure how, but she managed to keep her limbs steady - no sign of shaking at atll.  She can only attribute that to years spent serving her Lady.  At the last minute she forces a memory into her mind that brings forth an impish nature to her face.  She lets the unknown 'gentleman' view this.  She thinks that if he takes an interest in her, perhaps he will be distracted enough from her Lady to allow escape - and she might keep her tongue.